Melissa Maher: “We’re all intuitive beings.”
Melissa Maher is a Certified Professional Life and Mindfulness Coach, as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher, a Certified Nutritionist, and a dedicated Vipassana meditation and mindfulness practitioner. She’s currently undergoing a 2-year mindfulness meditation teacher-training program under the guidance of highly respected teachers Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.
After a heart-opening yoga teacher training experience in Costa Rica in 2006, Melissa quit the mundane 9-5 office job in Washington,D.C. that was sucking the life out of her and took her soul-searching to South America and then to San Diego, where she hopped between the shoes of massage therapist, barista, yoga teacher and newbie surfer. While in San Diego, Melissa also worked in the Life Coaching Department of the Tony Robbins Company, which sparked her mission to help other women live a life of joy and possibilities on their own terms.
I’m so grateful that Melissa took the time to share her wisdom with us. She’s open, down-to-earth and it feels like her words come straight from her heart. We had a lot of fun talking about some of my favorite topics. Whether you’re new to mindfulness or a lifelong practitioner, listen, just listen. The internet connection got a little squirrelly a few times so we ended up talking over each other once or twice. Please bear with us. There’s good stuff on the other side.
“Mindfulness and coaching are both about cultivating awareness first and foremost and acknowledging that no change can be made until we’re aware of what’s present now and until we’re able to accept—on some level—what’s present now. We can’t change anything until we accept it.”
“The stillness is where both the insights arise naturally, but also where any under-acknowledged emotion or experience is gonna bubble to the surface too.”
“You’re just looking for the possibility of possibility at first.”
“Maybe it wasn’t just me. Maybe this is just being human.”
“I think we’re all intuitive beings.”
“It’s just that when the mental chatter, especially the conditioning, is so strong about what we should do or what we’re supposed to do or what we have to do, we’re so lost in the chatter that we don’t listen to those intuitive whispers. Or we’re not hearing them because the intuition is so clear and calm and centered and quiet. It’s not yelling.”
“Mindfulness lets us fine-tune our awareness more and more subtly into more and more fine and subtle energetic layers.”
“Intuition is visceral. It’s an embodied sense that we already know what we need to know or that life is telling us what we need to know in any given moment.”
In this episode, you'll learn:
- How the universe aligned to support Melissa and bring her everything she needed exactly when she needed it.
- How to tell the difference between intuition and fear
- How to listen to your intuition
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